The second generation Simplified Automated Ventilator (SAVe II™) is designed for Combat Medics where size, weight and extreme ease of use are paramount. The SAVe II™ improves triage capabilities and elevates the standard of care in the pre-hospital environment. By simply selecting the casualty’s height, the device dials in a preset tidal volume based on the patient’s Ideal Body Weight. This helps reduce operator error and eliminate the guesswork associated with bagging in a high stress environment. Highly portable and extremely easy to use, the SAVe II™ provides lifesaving air normoventilation for up to 10 hours. It serves as a bridging device between rescue breathing and a full-functioning transport ventilator during all Phases of Care. At just 2.7 pounds the SAVe II™ isn’t only the easiest to use compressor driven ventilator it’s the smallest.
Exacerbated shock, reduced cardiac output and aggravated traumatic brain injury are all complications associated with hyperventilation, making it a “silent killer”. United States Army Institute of Surgical Research (ISR) data show that 35% of the 2,699 combat casualties (945 war-fighters) that died en route to the hospital had a traumatic brain injury (TBI). These same 945 war-fighters represent 20.5 percent of all combat casualties from 2001-2011. Based upon data presented in an American Heart Association (AHA) study by Aufderheide, et al., 100% of these casualties would have been hyperventilated using current manual ventilation devices.
The SAVe II includes the following components: